Dear all I wish to export two directories for other people to mount, so I write in my /etc/exports:
/var/ftp/pub -ro /var/ftp/pub/music -ro Start NFS server then I found only /var/ftp/music is successfully exported, /var/log/message says: Jul 22 15:34:32 exupery mountd: can't change attributes for /var/ftp/pub/music Jul 22 15:34:32 exupery mountd: bad exports list line /var/ftp/pub/music -ro I cannot understand what is "change attributes" and why it cannot be done, so I go to read handbook. Here is the handbook section about this issue http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/networking.html#EXPORTS-ERRORS 12.13. Why does mountd keep telling me it “can't change attributes” and that I have a “bad exports list” on my FreeBSD NFS server? The most frequent problem is not understanding the correct format of /etc/exports. Please review exports(5) and the NFS entry in the Handbook, especially the section on configuring NFS. And yes, I reviewed both document, and I am sure the format is correct because it's only two similar lines and the first line is accepted by server: /var/ftp/pub -ro /var/ftp/pub/music -ro Give up on this, then I think probably I can use -alldirs. I write my /etc/exports: /var/ftp/pub -alldirs -ro Start NFS server, check /var/log/messages I found: Jul 22 15:30:37 exupery mountd: -alldirs requested but /var/ftp/pub is not a filesystem mountpoint Jul 22 15:30:37 exupery mountd: bad exports list line /var/ftp/pub -alldirs This seems to suggest that I cannot use -alldirs because /var/ftp/pub is a plain directory, only a mount point can use -alldirs (in my case, /var). So I am stuck here. Any suggestion getting me out? Is it possible at all to export a directory and also it's sub-directory? Best Regards -- 锐业软服（国内业务） http://www.realss.cn Real SoftService http://www.realss.com 销售咨询(Sales Department): 0086 592 20 99987 (Chinese, German, English) 国际业务(International Sales): 0086 10 8460 6011 (German and English) 联系：厦门大学科技园，嘉庚二号楼6楼 邮政：厦门大学2312号信箱（邮编361005） _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"